Enforcement Services 45 Cedar Pointe Drive(705) email@example.com
Every boarding lodging & rooming house (small or large, new or existing) must be licensed by the City.
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For zoning and licensing purposes, BLR houses are defined as:
A small BLR house is one where lodging is provided for not more than six (6) tenants. Development standards outline that a small BLR house shall:
A large BLR house is a one where lodging is provided for more than six (6) tenants. Large BLR houses are permitted in the RM2, RA1 and RA2 zones and must comply with all other standards of the zone. Development standards include:
Written verification that the BLR house is in compliance with the requirements of the Ontario Building Code, Fire Code and the City's Property Standards By-law must be provided to Enforcement Services.
Building Code requirements respecting fire and life safety for BLR houses are much more stringent than the requirements for single detached dwellings. Upgrading a single detached dwelling to a BLR house requires significant construction and has significant costs associated with that construction.
If you note a BLR house that is not licensed please contact Enforcement Services at 705-739-4241 or Enforcement.Services@barrie.ca.
A property does not require a BLR licence if the number of tenants does not exceed a total of four (4) and the tenanted bedroom door handles remain free of external locking mechanisms.
If you can prove that a BLR house existed prior to December 10th, 2007 you are not required to meet the new minimum zoning standards. The property in question would be considered a legal non-conforming unit. You are required to be licensed by the Enforcement Services office.
Both small and large BLR houses are required to be licensed.
Step 1: Obtain an application from Enforcement Services at 45 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie.
Step 2: Contact Service Barrie to arrange for Zoning and Building approvals, including a
Building Permit (Change of Use) Application if required.
Step 3: Arrange for a property standards inspection and approval at the Enforcement Services Office (Additional User Fees Applicable)
Step 4: Arrange for a Fire Department inspection and approval -- call 705-728-3199 or attend 155 Dunlop St. W. Barrie (Additional User Fee Applicable) payable at time of inspection.
Step 5: Bring your completed application with all the required signatures and documentation back to Enforcement Services at 45 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie.
Please Note: Your application must be accompanied by the following information about your building and property:
24-hour contact information of Manager/Superintendent or other persons responsible for premises.
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